Hopes for overhauling the federal tax system are fading in Washington, but in some state capitals, tax reform experiments- some far-reaching- are fast taking shape.» Read More
BATON ROUGE, La.-- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law a rewrite of the state's alternative fuel vehicle tax credit program. Dan Claitor submitted the bill, addressing concerns that the program could be interpreted in a way that would balloon its costs.
Ronnie Johns setting annual reporting requirements for the Department of Health and Hospitals _ reversing course after twice vetoing the measure. DHH will have to provide detailed information about the Bayou Health program that shifted many Medicaid services to private managed care and a program that privatized behavioral health services.
BATON ROUGE, La.-- A new state agency is being created to beef up Louisiana's efforts to collect delinquent accounts owed to the state. Chris Broadwater, R- Hammond, who spearheaded the effort, says dollars should start rolling in with the new fiscal year that begins July 1.
*Louisiana, Nebraska stall; Kansas pushes ahead. April 23- From Louisiana to Ohio, Massachusetts and Nebraska, bold proposals to upend state tax laws are losing momentum in the face of political squabbles and special interest opposition. One case in point: Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.
NEW ORLEANS, April 9- Louisiana lawmakers on Tuesday questioned the wisdom of eliminating the state's income tax without raising sales taxes, one day after Governor Bobby Jindal said he would delay his plan to scrap the income tax.
April 8- Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate, announced on Monday he will delay his controversial plan to eliminate the state income tax.
*Similar plans have been floated in Kansas, N.C., Nebraska. March 14- In a year in which sweeping tax reforms are on the table in several states, Louisiana's Bobby Jindal on Thursday became the first U.S. governor to offer a detailed plan to eliminate his state's income tax, a goal embraced by some conservatives.
March 14- In a year in which sweeping tax reforms are on the table in several states, Louisiana's Bobby Jindal on Thursday became the first U.S. governor to offer a detailed plan to eliminate his state's income tax, a goal embraced by some conservatives.
*White House, Congress have no negotiations underway. WASHINGTON, Feb 25- The White House escalated a campaign on Monday to convince Americans dire consequences await if government spending cuts go ahead on March 1, warning of a slow down in global trade, a stalled fight against cancer and Alzheimer's disease and compromised security at U.S. borders.
*White House says law forces across-the-board cuts. WASHINGTON, Feb 24- With five days left before $85 billion is slashed from U.S. government budgets, the White House issued more dire warnings about the harm the cuts will do to Americans, breaking down the loss of jobs and services to each of the states.
*White House has said law forces cuts to be made across-the-board. WASHINGTON, Feb 24- With five days left before $85 billion is slashed from U.S. government budgets, governors and lawmakers from both parties said the White House and Congress should pull out the stops to avert indiscriminate cuts.
Feb 5- BP Plc has tallied up claims made by states and local governments on the U.S. Gulf Coast for economic and property damages from the Macondo oil spill, and come up with a figure of $34 billion, which it deems "substantially" overstated.
*Louisiana pushing back against BP efforts to settle. BP could be nearing a settlement of federal claims with the U.S. Department of Justice, but people tracking the case closely say the company and coastal states, especially Louisiana, might still be far apart.
NEW YORK, Jan 29- The sluggish U.S. economy could get a lift if President Barack Obama and a bipartisan group of senators succeed in what could be the biggest overhaul of the nation's immigration system since the 1980 s.
Republican governors are moving to cut income taxes, including proposals that would increase reliance on state sales taxes, setting up ambitious experiments in tax reform that could shape what is possible on a national level.
WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The natural gas boom has brought fortune to Wyoming over the last year and lifted its revenues beyond expectations, but in his state of the state address last week, Governor Matt Mead pressed legislators to cut spending by 6 percent.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Jan 13- Hopes for overhauling the federal tax system are fading in Washington, but in some state capitals, tax reform experiments- some far-reaching- are fast taking shape.